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12.01.14 Rhett Jones

You may remember the computer virus Stuxnet, a piece of malware from 2010 believed to be designed as an attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons program — but do you recall the I Love You virus from 2000? That piece of malicious code did somewhere between $5.5-8.7 billion in damages to computer systems worldwide, and cost the […]

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09.30.14 Marina Galperina

Here are two twitter bots talking to each other. When an image is tweeted at @pixelsorter, the bot account sorts the pixels of the images using a few varying parameters. When an image is tweeted at @a_quilt_bot, the bot tries to “reproduce them using quilt fabric.” This is what happens when they get stuck in a loop. […]

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08.01.14 Sophie Weiner

Today, glitChicago opens at Chicago’s Ukrainian Institute of Art (UIA), featuring 22 glitch artists from around the country. There has been a renaissance of new media art in the Windy City over the last few years, which hosted the GLI.TC/H in 2010 through 2012. Tonight will include live performances from many of the show’s participants, including A. Bill Miller and Nick Kegeyan, […]

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11.18.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Los Angeles-based artist Adam Ferriss — whose work focuses on “RGB Tricolor separation process and pixel sorting algorithms as procedural mechanisms to initiate iterative changes in light and pixel structure” — talks about interrupting his computer’s daydreams. I don’t […]

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11.15.13 Marina Galperina

Here’s a new generator that allows you to ͋g̈l̑i͗t͓c̫h͉ ͂a͟n̪ỷ ͡t̖e᷿x̫t̳ ͮṣo͠ ͌i̬t̺ ᷅b͊e̸͖͙c͐oͪm̤e᷁sͭ ̦i̦n͎t͝r̿i̔c̞a͈ṫe͢l͝y̘ ̥f̸ục̴k͙eͩd̵ ̶w̓i̴t̘h͗ ̝ ̸̸̝u̸̸᷃n̸̸ͫt̸̸̹i̸̸ͤļ̸̸ ̸̸᷊i̸̸͚t̸̸᷈ ̸̸̇í̸̸s̸̸͈ ̸̸̧c̸̸͕o̸̸̫m̸̸̽p̸̸̮l̸̸̙ȇ̸̸t̸̸̙e̸̸ͮl̸̸᷊y̸̸͈ ̸̸̘u̸̸ͦn̸̸᷄ȑ̸̸e̸̸᷃ă̸̸d̸̸͛a̸̸̠b̸̸̝l̸̸̸e̸̸̅.̸̸̾ ̸̸͎F̶̞͉̅᷄̅᷀̅̅̒̅̈́̅̅̅U̸̖̅̇̅̈́̅̅̒̅̅̅ͦ̅͜N̅̐̅᷃̅́̅̒̅͐̅ͮ̅ͬ̅!̛̅ͩ̅̅͒̅̒̅ͥ̅̍̅͆̅ In recent years, artists such as Glitchr have helped popularize a certain style of “glitch text” that revolves around the use of combining diacritical marks. These marks are highly stackable, and stacking large numbers of […]

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09.12.13 Kyle Petreycik

Open any image file as a word document and you’ll notice a ton of text data that may seem like nonsense. That’s the information that makes up a .jpeg image file. Adding or modifying this information in any way corrupts the image in a visibly recognizable way. Expanding upon this concept, Georg Fischer developed a simple website interface […]

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06.10.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Google Earth has glitches. These glitches make great art. Trapcode founder Peder Norrby’s series of well-executed screen captures of glitched out iOs map images give us a vision of a post-nuclear-holocaust world. From trees melting into the streets and flattened cars on collapsed highways to a deadlier Coney Island Cyclone, these images — produced, as always, by malfunctioning algorithms — offer […]

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05.17.13 Marina Galperina

Meet “the ultimate god mode.” From Special Stage Systems, here is Ming Mecca. Essentially, it is a new hybrid analog machine — a synthesizer that allows you control, manipulate, and hack the laws and visuals of vintage video games. Watch that trailer. With the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console, Ming Mecca […]

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04.23.13 Andy Cush

If you’re going to use cookie-cutter digital filters to doll up your shitty photography, why not do it in a way that actually brings something new to the images? Less Toaster and X-Pro II and more psychedelic digital chaos, you know? Turn off Instagram, download Glitché for free, and get to work. Like that app, Glitché […]

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04.02.13 Julia Dawidowicz

We are strangely hypnotized by this Tumblr from our comrade at Mother New York, Gustavo Luz Sousa and the international Kilo Collective. He deliberately misuses his iPhone panorama app to create these glitched-out images, depicting a chaotic-parallel-universe New York City where random objects are sucked into nonexistence, while others repeat themselves kaleidoscopically. Check it. […]

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